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This is a discussion on orchid quotes within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; was wondering if anyone knew of orchid quotes, or phrases on a website or soomething, ...

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    was wondering if anyone knew of orchid quotes, or phrases on a website or soomething, thanks!!

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    I'm not sure what kind of quotes you're looking for. Here's a quote from the first page of a book called Orchid Fever.

    You can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and
    cars, but once you're hooked on orchids, you're
    finished. You never get off orchids...never.

    Joe Kunisch
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    "When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume."
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

    "A human being isn't an orchid, he must draw something from the soil he grows in."
    -Sara Jeannette Duncan

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    Taking a slightly different approach to the question:

    "When it comes to orchid growing, no matter what you're referring to, it depends..."

    An old-timer once told me never to repot a plant in bloom, stating that "a plant's blooming is its expression of its sexuality. How'd you like to be dumped out of bed while you were expressing yours?"

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    OMG! I can't stop laughing....

    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Taking a slightly different approach to the question:

    "When it comes to orchid growing, no matter what you're referring to, it depends..."

    An old-timer once told me never to repot a plant in bloom, stating that "a plant's blooming is its expression of its sexuality. How'd you like to be dumped out of bed while you were expressing yours?"

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    Orchids teach us patience.

    cheers,
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    the only one I remember is "orchids are like growing cactus, only with more water"

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    “Many collectors died in process of searching for new species, and despite persistent reports that the men died from drowning, gunshot and knife wounds, snakebite, trampling by cattle, or blows in the head with blunt instruments, it is generally accepted that in each case the primary cause of death was orchid fever.”

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